December 10, 1965
September 29, 2010
Greg Giraldo Overview:
Greg Giraldo is the quintessential New York comic: edgy, intelligent and more than a little hostile towards the world around him. With a lawyer's gift (he graduated from Harvard Law) for eloquence and ability to expound at length on a given topic, Giraldo spins observational routines into breathless rants that build from sharp commentary to confounded rage. He's also a gifted roaster and insult comedian, frequently appearing on Comedy Central roasts and usually coming off as the sharpest, funniest guy on the dais.
Quick Greg Giraldo Facts:
- Greg Giraldo was born and raised in Queens, New York.
- Before becoming a comedian, Giraldo graduated from Harvard Law School and was a practicing lawyer for a year.
- He is a regular participant in the Comedy Central Roasts, roasting everyone from Pamela Anderson to Bob Saget to Larry the Cable Guy to Joan Rivers.
- Giraldo's first stand-up album, Good Day to Cross a River, was released in 2006.
- In 2009, Giraldo taped his first hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special, called Midlife Vices. It was released as both a CD and DVD.
- In September of 2010, Giraldo died of an accidental overdose of prescription pills.
Additional Greg Giraldo Facts:
- In 2010, Giraldo was one of the three judges on the seventh season of Last Comic Standing on NBC.
- From 2005 to 2006, Giraldo was the host of Friday Night Stand-up with Greg Giraldo on Comedy Central.
- He was a regular participant on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and even taped his similarly-formatted pilot, The Greg Giraldo Show, in 2005. The show wasn't picked up for series.
- Still a resident of New York City, Giraldo performs regularly at New York comedy clubs like Gotham and the Comedy Cellar.
- He was a headliner on Comedy Central's Indecision '08 stand-up tour in 2008.